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Dec 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
actually go together. >> suarez: it's the policy of the obama administration and of course your department to use prosecutorial discretion when you're working with people who are undocumented, who are in the country illegally. there have been reports saying that even though that's the policy, up to half of the people that the united states has sent home in the last three years haven't been violent criminals. many thousands have only committed the crime of being here out of status. >> that's not accurate. it's certainly not accurate in the last year or two as we've seen priorities get situated within the department and enforced. so that last year upwards of 90% of those we remove from the country either had criminal violations, they were repeat violators, those who use our border as kind of a revolving door or those we caught right at the border. we don't want them to get into the interior of the country. i think as we move forward, those numbers will become more and more robust in the sense of filling out who are the actual criminals who are being removed from the country, crimi
Dec 11, 2012 3:00pm PST
week in fiscal cliff negotiations. and late today mr. obama said the administration will recognize a coalition of syrian opposition groups. online, we look at a truly long- term reporting assignment. hari sreenivasan has more. >> sreenivasan: paul salopek is about to spend seven years tracing the ancient path of human migration around the globe. we talked about his route, the shoes he'll wear, and his emphasis on "slow journalism." and what's it like to have breast cancer in the poorest nation in the western hemisphere? that's next from our series with "pri's the world" on cancer in the developing world. all that and more is on our web site, ray? >> suarez: and that's the newshour for tonight. on wednesday, we'll look at the world in the year 2030. one intelligence report projects china will be on top economically, and the u.s. will be energy-independent. i'm ray suarez. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening. thank you, and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. and by
Dec 11, 2012 12:00am PST
areas around the canal and newtown creek. she's been pushing the obama administration to find out what kinds of contaminants may have been spread by the storm. and what can be done to prevent contamination during future floods. >> we have a cluster of heavy industries that have some kind of metals, petroleum. we need to know if there are any safety and health issues that relate to this storm surge that impacted this community. >> reporter: the environmental protection agency did test a few flooded sites. two along the canal and two near the newtown creek. the agency tested the newtown creek sites 13 days after the storm. the e.p.a. detected high levels of bacteria and some gasoline and diesel fuel. the agency declined requests for an interview but in a press release reported that other chemicals that were tested were below levels of concern or not detected. thomas burke of johns hopkins used to be the state of new jersey's chief environmental scientist. he says it appears the risk from sandy's flood waters are low but it's impossible to know the long-term risks of what may have be
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
it will lay off more than 11,000 employees. president obama warned republicans not to try linking the fiscal cliff negotiations to an increase in the federal debt ceiling early next year. timothy geithner says the administration absolutely it prepared to let the economy go over the fiscal cliff unless the republicans accept higher tax rates on the healthy. and the southern philippines struggled to recover from a typhoon that killed nearly 300 people. and what does a day in the life of public buses, trains and subways look like? the answer is part of our science roundup online. hari sreenivasan has the details. >> sreenivasan: the image resembles a lite-bright time lapse. find those pictures and our conversation with a software developer who set out to sualize the 24-hour cycle of urban public transit systems. that's on our homepage. an international telecommunications conference in dubai aims to set new rules for the internet. what's at stake? we take a look in the rundown. and on making sense, economics correspondent paul solman argues both sides of the capital gains tax debate.
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
president and the administration on how they handle it. that john bayne kerr come out of it not a diminished figure. but he's holding all the cards right now, barack obama. >> woodruff: you see the president having as many cards as mark? >> i think the president clearly has the upper hand. i think if we do go off the cliff and recession, i think the fiscal cliff is completely unpredic unpredict-- predictable, especially with a fragile economy, the wall street and the corporate economists are deeply scared about it. that recession really would, you know, wreck his term because we would be obsessed with that for the next couple of years. and so i don't think it's a total walk for him but he clearly has the upper hand. and then there is just the sheer fact of the numbers. say they reach a compromise. i think the republicans are likely to cave on the rate and you close a few deductions. >> do you think they will. >> i do. >> because they are saying they are not going to cave. >> there is going to be no deal on that. they are to the going to go into january, as mark said, and say to th
Dec 13, 2012 3:00pm PST
obama administration working on health care reform. and tevi troy is a senior fellow at the hudson institute. he served as mitt romney's healthcare policy adviser during the presidential campaign. and tevi troy, if we phase in a higher age for medicare eligibility, do you really save much money? >> yeah, over a ten-year period we're looking at $125 billion in savings. over a 75-year period we're looking at a trillion dollars off medicare's long-term liability. so this is real money. it makes a real difference. over 20 years 5% savings. look, the kohut argument is that people want cuts but they don't want to pay for the cuts. policymakers have to make choices about what the best cuts are. >> suarez: are there any countervailing costs we have to worry about? if you move the bar from 65 to 67 don't people arrive at the threshold after years of underinsurance or uninsurance sicker and thus more expensive than this would have been if they enter the program earlier? >> there are problems and there's not perfect and neera's study talks about this but what you have is first of all it's pha
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